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Windows 10X can run natively on the Surface Pro 7 and the Lumia 950 XL

The Lumia 950 XL is the smartphone that just will not die. (Image source: Gustave Monce)
The Lumia 950 XL is the smartphone that just will not die. (Image source: Gustave Monce)
Microsoft is yet to release Windows 10X, but the upcoming OS has already been shown working on the Surface Pro 7 and even the Lumia 950 XL. Windows 10X should officially arrive later this year pre-loaded on dual-screen devices.

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It has not even been a week since someone leaked a supposedly near-final build of Windows 10X, Microsoft's new version of Windows 10. While Microsoft marketed Windows 10X for dual-screen PCs during its announcement in October 2019, Windows Central showed that the OS works well on single-screen devices too. However, while Windows Central showcased Windows 10X in a virtual machine, people have booted it running natively on older Microsoft hardware.

Specifically, @ADeltaXForce has shown Windows 10X on a Surface Pro 7, which you can watch below. The video is just over ninety seconds long, but @ADeltaXForce demonstrates that Windows 10X can work on Surface hardware and with the Surface Pen.

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Additionally, Gustave Monce (@gus33000) has tweeted photos of Windows 10X running on a Lumia 950 XL. Monce is yet to provide a video of Windows 10X working on the Lumia 950 XL, but the OS is seemingly compatible with Continuum, also. Monce states that he hopes to publish a Windows Full Flash Update (FFU) before too long. The WOA Project, which includes Monce and @ADeltaXForce, have brought Windows on ARM to the Lumia 950 XL, so we would not be surprised if they eventually did the same with Windows 10X. You can read more about the WOA Project on GitHub

Windows 10X will only run progressive web apps (PWA) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps at launch, and is due to arrive later this year. Microsoft is yet to confirm when Windows 10X, or any machines running it, will launch though. If you would like to play around with Windows 10X, then Albacore has published a Hyper-V only image here.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-01-21 (Update: 2021-01-21)